A Passion Planet Production for BBC Natural World and PBS Nature
The Octopus In My House (UK) - 22nd August 2019, 9pm, BBC2
AKA Octopus: Making Contact (US) - 2nd October 2019, 8pm, PBS
‘...a visually sumptuous, strangely touching and consistently intriguing film'
‘...the film revealed as much about the human capacity for love as it did about the cephalopod capacity for intelligence. A many-tentacled thing.'
International Ocean Film Festival - 2020 Marine Science Award
NY Wild Film Festival – Official Selection 2020
Princeton Environmental Film Festival – Official Selection 2020
IWFF – Official Selection Best Children’s film 2020
A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home. The octopus, called Heidi, unravels puzzles, recognises individual humans and even watches TV with the family.
The episode also shows remarkable behaviour from around the world - from the day octopus, which can change colour and texture in a split second, to the coconut octopus, which carries around its own coconut shell to hide in. But most fascinating of all is seeing how Professor David Scheel and his daughter Laurel bond with an animal that has nine brains, three hearts and blue blood running through its veins.
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